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Two police officers to face trial in fire death of jailed man

February 17th, 2014 ( Two police officers, identified by the last names Peraza and Carillo, will face trial in the death of a man identified by the last name Dominguez on Wednesday, according to the judiciary.


Their trial will take place in the courts of Puntarenas.


On January 17th, 2009 Dominguez was taken to jail after causing a disturbance at an area bar.


At some point, a fire broke out in the cells where Dominguez was being held.


According to prosecutors and the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the two defendants did nothing to assist and save Dominguez’s life, despite the defendants being aware of what was happening and having heard Dominguez’s pleas for help.


Dominguez was burned alive in the cell and died at the scene.

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  • Chris Thomas

    Costa Rica the leader in human rights what a laugh, this bully cops are the private security force of the corrupt goverment

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